Author: Lena Valencia

The 2023 One Story Literary Debutante Ball

One Story’s Literary Debutante Ball will take place Thursday, April 27th, 2023 at Roulette in Brooklyn. This year, we’ll be celebrating nine One Story and One Teen Story authors who have recently published their first books. We’ll also be toasting to three hundred issues of One Story, and honoring our Distinguished Alum Tania James.

Announcing the Winners of our Teen Writing Contest

We are elated to announce the winners and runners-up of our 2023 One Teen Story Teen Writing Contest! We received over 500 entries from teen writers across the globe, and narrowing it down was no easy feat. Each winner will receive $500 and publication in a forthcoming issue of One Teen Story.

9 Tips for Submitting to Literary Magazines

Submitting work to literary magazines is an important step in the career of any emerging writer. Why submit? Publishing in literary magazines can introduce your work to new readers, help you gain experience working with an editor, and get your work into the hands of agents and book editors. Submitting is also a relatively low-stakes […]

Meet our 2022 Literary Debutantes

At this year’s Literary Debutante Ball, we’ll be celebrating our Literary Debutantes: seven One Story and One Teen Story authors who have published (or will very soon publish) their first books.